Salicylic Acid, a Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA), is a highly effective superficial peeling agent, oil reducer and pore cleanser. Salicylic acid is one of the most effective ingredients to combat oily skin, yet it is also a gentle rejuvenating peel that is an alternative to a Glycolic Acid Peel.
You might recognize salicylic acid as a common acne-fighting ingredient. Generally, solutions made with this ingredient contain around 2% concentration. This is because salicylic acid solutions are often used daily, and high concentrations can irritate the skin too much if used daily. But in peel form and when used at the proper frequency, a salicylic acid peel can work wonders on your skin. At a concentration of 10 to 30%, a salicylic acid peel has a much higher level of concentration than drugstore salicylic acne creams. At a high concentration level, salicylic acid acts as a peeling agent dissolving the top layer of the epidermis and resurfacing the skin, resulting in a smoother and healthier complexion.
Salicylic acid is ideal for oily/acneic skin, clogged pores and seborrheic dermatitis. A Salicylic Acid Peel is also beneficial for dehydrated/dry and sensitive skin, sun damaged, dull and uneven skin. And it helps reduce acne inflammation, psoriasis, ingrown hairs, wrinkles and fine lines while improving texture and clarity.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Active Acne, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Dehydrated Skin, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Wrinkles|
A Salicylic Acid Peel is a progressive treatment that will not provide a final result with one peel. A Salicylic Acid Peel can be performed every 2-4 weeks depending on the condition of your skin.